CPL Finals Study Hall

Calling all High School students! Do you need a place to study for finals? Come to the library to study or work with a group. We will have tables set up in our meeting rooms for all your studying needs. Please make sure to bring your own studying supplies.

 

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Upcoming sessions

Tuesday, January 24 -
4:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Community Room
Wednesday, January 25 -
12:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Community Room
Wednesday, January 25 -
3:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Thursday, January 26 -
12:00 PM to 8:45 PM
Community Room
Thursday, January 26 -
3:30 PM to 8:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room

Winter Break Movie Madness

Who's got free movies showing during Winter Break? We do! Bring your own pillows, and/or blankets to cozy-up with and your own snacks to munch on. We will provide the hottest new releases on our big screen. No registration required.

12/28 - Finding Dory - The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. (Rated PG, run time 97 minutes)
01/03 - BFG - A girl named Sophie encounters the Big Friendly Giant who, despite his intimidating appearance, turns out to be a kind-hearted soul who is considered an outcast by the other giants because, unlike them, he refuses to eat children. Based on the book by Roald Dahl. (Rated PG, run time 117 minutes)

01/06 - Secret Life of Pets - The quiet life of a terrier named Max is upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray whom Max instantly dislikes. (Rated PG, run time 87 minutes)

 

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Sylvan Practice Test: SAT

We are welcoming back Sylvan Learning Center administer a full length SAT practice test. This test  is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the SAT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time.  As a result, any improvements in SAT scores from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual SAT test.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, February 11 -
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Community Room

Sylvan Practice Test: ACT

We are welcoming back Sylvan Learning Center administer a full length ACT practice test. This test  is open to teens aged 14-17.  Participants are to bring their own calculator and pencils. They must attend the entire session. Registration is required and although participants do not need to be Canton residents, they do need to have a valid library card entered in the CPL system to register.

Please Note: Sylvan administers one form of the ACT diagnostic test. If you attend more than one of these sessions, you will be repeating the same test each time.  As a result, any improvements in ACT scores from one Sylvan session to another may not accurately reflect how one might do on the actual ACT test.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 28 -
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Community Room Registration required.
Saturday, February 25 -
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Community Room

2016 Family Music Fest!

Music creates a soundtrack for our lives. It can enliven and enrich the lives of kids and the people who care for them from infancy and beyond. On Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM we will host a day's worth of fantastic, energetic, diverse musical acts. Come and celebrate the beat within all of us. This program is designed for families and patrons of all ages. The schedule is as follows...

10:00AM - Music with Ms Carissa - Ms Carissa unleashes her tot rock for all to hear. She will be playing both her originals as well as some tried and true classics. Come and join her already huge local following. Recommended for families with kids birth thru 8 yrs old.

11:30AM - Detroit Pleasure Society - Traditional Jazz has never sounded so fresh and new. Check out Detroit Pleasure Society's bombastic and swingin' good tunes. Recommended for patrons young, old and everyone in between.

2:00PM - Drummunity - Lori Fithian lives to the beat of her own drum and challenges you to do the same. Experience the creation of and contribute to a real life, huge drum circle made up of all who wish to join the beat. All ages welcome. No previous experience required.  

4:00PM - Istvan & his Imaginary Band - Istvan used to play in rock bands. Then, inspired by the birth of his own daughter, he decided to start to write his own rock songs and share them with elementary school aged kids and their families all around Chicago. Now he's branching out even further to rock the socks off of families all over the place and he's even won a Parent's Choice "Fun Stuff" Award for his most recent album, Playtime. The music he creates is super fun and highly interactive. Don't miss it!

The Family Music Fest is made possible by the Friend's of the Canton Public Library and Vibe Credit Union.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Parenting the Montessori Way: Special Speaker

Banyan Montessori will present Ms. Debra Herron. Ms. Herron is from Montessori Science Solutions and is also an instructor at the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Institute. She will be talking about some of the guiding principles of Parenting the Montessori Way including the importance of the ground rules, the many ways to talk to children, the child's absorbent mind and the importance of a prepared environment. Join us for this wonderful seminar.

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.

Raja Yoga Healing Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation helps you reach a deeper understanding of yourself, your intrinsic positive qualities and your innate value. There is beauty in all of us and through meditation the inner beauty not only is revealed to the self, but also to the people around us. Join practitioners from the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University on the last Saturday of every month from 4:00-5:45PM, to explore these universal concepts and encourage your inner spiritual development toward a fresh perspective on values such as justice, freedom, respect and love. Sessions will be interactive and experiential, where your tools for the inward journey will be explored and shared.

Upcoming sessions

Saturday, January 28 -
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room
Saturday, February 25 -
4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Friends' Activity Room

Starfish Family Services Early Literacy Workshops

Starfish Family Services provide free, high quality, early literacy training to day care providers, caregivers and parents. They teach topics developed by the independent, non-profit HighScope Educational Research Foundation whose mission it is to train and develop people in early learning commuities. Join us on the second Monday of each month at 6:30PM as Starfish's instructors share one of over 30 training topics.  

Upcoming sessions

Monday, February 13 -
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Community Room Respecting Families Part Four: Implementing a Special Needs Plan

An Afternoon with WWE Wrestler and American Ninja Warrior, Zach Gowen

Michigan resident Zach Gowen is not your typical amputee. He lost his leg to cancer at age 8 and survived many ups and downs in his life. Zach went on to become the first one legged professional wrestler in history signing a 3 year contract with the WWE. Once his stint was complete, Zach continued his life journey with a number of achievements including the development of his wrestling tag team The Handicapped Heroes and recent appearance on American Ninja Warrior this past June.

Because of this exposure, Zach has turned his attention to supporting the non-profit, The Range of Motion Project (ROMP) whose mission it is to provide high quality prosthetic care and unlocks human potential in underserved populations across the globe. On July 23, in support of ROMP and the American with Disabilities Act, amputees will literally climb mountains in ten different countries. In solidarity with these climbs, Zach will come to Canton Public Library to host a ROMP documentary, show his instructor skills with a DDP Yoga movement demo and conduct a Q&A on his myriad of experiences all to raise awareness for the Range of Motion Project. Join us for the fun and don't forget to bring your own yoga mat or blanket and wear comfortable clothing for the yoga demo.  

Upcoming sessions

There are no upcoming sessions available.